I’ll reblog this in the morning, when Australia is actually awake, but…
I collaborated with some fellow political tragics on this info-thing about the Abbott government’s proposed changes to Medicare and the pharmaceutical benefits scheme, based on this study from the University of Sydney (PDF).
There’s also a single-image version, on my website.
- ‘Co-payment will hit harder than expected, Sydney University study finds’ (Michelle Grattan, The Conversation)
- A sister infographic by Beyond the Hedge (JPG, big-sized); a result of the same collaboration. For those who like their graphicalised infos slicker, sexier, and sanser of googly eyes.
This makes me so angry. I watch the video of the current treasurer (who invented this co-payment) protest against being a poor university student and not wanting to pay fees for school and I wonder if he remembers how hard it is to be a person who struggles?
Does the current government care about anyone except those already endowed with privilege?
It seems like the current message is: If you’re a young, sick, getting sick, poor, old or aboriginal person, your government doesn’t really care about your needs that much.